2 new restaurants coming downtown, and 1 closes in Winter Park

From www.orlandosentinel.com by Kyle Arnold
2 new restaurants coming downtown, and 1 closes in Winter Park

Mini burger concept Burgerim and a rebranded version of the old North Quarter Tavern are making preparations to open downtown, while Rustic Table in Winter Park closes.

Burgerim has leased the space at 102 N. Orange Avenue in Orlando, next to the recently opened Insomnia Cookies. The Encinco, Calif.-based burger spot specializes in tiny burgers customized with a variety of sauces, buns, patties and toppings. The burgers feature chicken and salmon patties, falafel, turkey, Wagyu beef and toppings such as fried egg and bleu cheese.

Nick Jones, managing member for landlord Red Bell Partners confirmed the lease and Blurock Commercial Partners represented the landlord.

Burgerim has not announced an opening date yet.

Just up the road, Church Street Entertainment is working on opening two new concepts in the old North Quarter Tavern spot at 861 N. Orange, highlighted by a restaurant called City Pub. Next door they are converting the old Bar Room too a cocktail lounge called Bitters and Bottles.

Last year property manager and restaurateur Craig Ustler turned over the north downtown concepts to a new partner, Church Street Entertainment, which runs venues such as Ember, Chillers and Latitude as he turns his focus to managing other projects such as Creative Village west of I-4.

Crews are still renovating the inside of the City Pub and Bitters and Bottles spaces and an opening date is not available yet.

In Winter Park on Park Avenue, restaurant Rustic Table has closed. Owners of that establishment were not available as the restaurant’s phone number was disconnected and social media pages removed. Rustic Table took the place of Park Station with a menu of burgers, pizza, salads, tacos and cocktails. It was located at 212 N. Park Avenue.

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